De Pere, Wisconsin based MetJet continues to plan for its new service starting in October, which will connect the northern Wisconsin city of Green Bay with Orlando and Fort Myers, Florida.
According to their website, the Airline is a public tour operator that is funded by local businesses and individuals who are dedicated to increasing service between northeastern Wisconsin and the rest of the United States. The Airline is a prime example of how a community can help fill a need for air service with hard work by many of its members.
MetJet, which will operate Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-700 Aircraft, describes according to their website a layout that will seat 12 First Class Passengers and 150 Economy Class Passengers. MetJet will charter the Boeing Aircraft from Minneapolis, Minnesota based Sun Country Airlines. The Airline is currently making those who visit their online site aware that MetJet has no intentions of charging for baggage, which when traveling today, certainly can become a hefty extra cost on the traveling consumer.
One thing I find interesting as well, is that the Airline plans to offer "Great Harvest Bread Co." meals to every single passenger on board any of their flights, as well as a standard beverage and snack service during transit between Green Bay and Florida. This offer would, to many, seem unreal as multiple carriers currently operating in the United States offer a limited selection of items for "free" to eat, snack, or even drink.
MetJet originally planned only to begin its Green Bay service with flights to and from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Orlando, Florida. Now, according to their website, www.metjet.net, the Airline now plans to serve Green Bay, Wisconsin with flights only heading south, cutting any booking option between Minneapolis and Green Bay. The flights will fly from Green Bay to Orlando and Fort Myers, two locations that the CEO of MetJet, Mike Heisman, believes is under served from the Northeastern Wisconsin market.
It will truly be an interesting sight to see what happens to MetJet, and if success does come out of this project. Like I commented earlier, MetJet is a community based and funded Airline, that hopes to fill a void many of the citizens believe is very evident. I'll continue to monitor the progress of MetJet, and inform you more on the Airline as we approach their starting dates in October.
MetJet plans to start its charter service operated by Sun Country Airlines between Green Bay and Orlando on October 7th, and Green Bay and Fort Myers on October 10th.